The Roar Before The 24

It certainly was a short off-season, as it seems like just yesterday that the final race in the American Le Mans Series was held at Road Atlanta. Since then, the new TUDOR Sports Car Championship series has been in high gear, finalizing the 2014 schedule and rules for their inaugural season.

The Roar before the 24, an extended test session held at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, got underway this week with a lot of new cars and drivers anxious to take to the track and get prepared for the big race, which happens in just 3 short weeks.

I ran into Richard Westbrook, who is driving the Spirit of Daytona Corvette prototype. Richard took a wild ride at Daytona when his car suffered tire failure on the banking, resulting in a number of flips down the front straight.

Fortunately, he was uninjured and he is back and raring to go. He feels really good about his car for the race, which he will be sharing with Mike Rockenfeller, the newly crowned DTM Champion for Audi among others.

Tuesday at Daytona was pretty much set up and photo day, and I will be returning to the track on Thursday as the serious work of race prep and testing gets properly underway and will be reporting on what transpires.

Needless to say, this years Rolex 24 at Daytona looks to be one of the most interesting and competitive races in recent memory.

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